These delightfully easy sausages that I often make for our family while on holiday will quickly become a favourite in your household! Thyme, paprika and turmeric combine with tart tamarind and finely grated vegetables to impart a wonderful aroma to these nutty sausages. The dried prunes and tahini paste help to bind the ingredients together, while the walnuts and quinoa provide a good measure of protein. The sausages have a nice crispy coating of psyllium husks and oat…Read more
Added by Laurinda Erasmus on July 31, 2011 at 7:52pm — No Comments
Deciding how to approach working my way through Deborah Madison’s book has been interesting. I could not quite figure out how best to do this or how to approach it. So I decided to start with the Z’s and work backwards in the alphabet. So after making this ziti recipe, which I liked and Zoë thought was ok, I began on the zucchini recipes, much to Zoë’s chagrin. She is not a zucchini girl. So you can imagine her surprise when after reminding me for a week that she does not like zucchini, she…Read more
In Tuscany when visitors drop in at one's house in the afternoon they are welcomed with a glass of Vin Santo and sweet biscuits that resemble biscotti but which are smaller. This makes it easier to dip them into a wine glass. However, for people like myself who do not drink alcohol, this is a recipe of delicious sugar-free Cantucci served with pure apple juice simmered with raisins. It is still sweet, but is more wholesome and a lovely treat to have with guests.…Read more
Added by Laurinda Erasmus on July 29, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Bass? Michael Torke
Music is an outburst of the soul. Frederick Delius
Music in the soul can be heard by…Read more
After making another batch of creamy almond milk, I had about a cup of left-over almond pulp. I usually dry this out to make my own almond flour, but I decided to use the almond pulp in something straight away. By intuitively mixing and adding a few of my favourite ingredients together, I came up with these crunchy, almond biscuits. Anyone new to dehydrating, will not believe these weren’t baked in the oven!
Added by Laurinda Erasmus on July 27, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
Chestnut is a wonderful flour to use, albeit expensive, I know. Using the flour in baking, it makes cakes and brownies wonderfully moist, the same way two or three egg yolks would do it. This cake is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free and sugar-free, being sweetened with grape and apple juice instead.…Read more
Added by Virtually Homemade on July 26, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments
This is a fun and easy recipe that even toddlers can help their mothers make! The ingredients are flexible and are basically muesli ingredients that most of us have in the cupboard anyway. Different nuts and dried fruit can be used in the recipe to create different flavours, textures etc.
This plain lemon baked cheesecake tastes very close to the traditional one made with dairy cream, cheese and eggs. Here, firm tofu with a mix of thickened soy milk, lemon and tapioca flour are used to create a firm baked ‘cheesecake’, complete with the usual granular texture. Enjoy the cake as is, or drizzle over a mix of extra lemon juice and agave syrup.
These nut cheese recipes are extremely easy to do, with the advantage of having the same health benefits as dairy cheese with the added probiotics. Make them soft and spreadable or shape into hard blocks which can be sliced. The most effective way of achieving this is to use a dehydrator, but one can also leave the shapes uncovered in the refrigerator and after a day or so a rind will development on the outside.
Added by Laurinda Erasmus on July 26, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
There is a reason why some call me Duchess.....by duchess Today i drove up to mom's and I was surprised at how much she accomplished since I left her yesterday. The woman is amazing!! I immediately took my things inside and grabbed a big cup of water and went about my merry way to my garden.
Task #1. Pull the sunflowers, and harvest the seeds OK - if you haven't harvested sunflowers - if you haven't pulled sunflower plants - LISTEN UP. Get a man to do the job, a man that needs a…Read more
This raw cake is incredibly quick and easy to make. One can use any type of nuts and dried fruit as sweetener. The cacao flavour of this cake can also be changed into a more fruity one, by blending in frozen or fresh fruit and the cake will still set perfectly.…
Added by Laurinda Erasmus on July 25, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
It is hot, it is Texas hot! What do we do in the garden in this extreme heat? Well you do have to have faith to plant a seed in this heat. But in fact several plants need to be planted now for fall harvest. Do I recommend it in the drought? Well it will rain and we don’t know when, but it will. I remember many times on the farm when we “scratched in the wheat” that is what Dad said when it was dry just scratch it in. So I have scratched in some squash seeds and I will plant…Read more
Added by Donelle Simmons on July 25, 2011 at 8:10pm — No Comments
I have recently graduated from college with my B.S. in exercise science. I originally planned on attending physical therapy school, but changed my mind during my last year and decided to do chiropractic school. I attended a few pre-req courses at the chiropractic school this summer and completely felt burnt out for numerous reasons. I am going to take this year off and work and do some job shadowing to make sure that i am in the right career. Honestly, i think about it and wish i would have…Read more
Added by Julianne on July 25, 2011 at 5:46pm — No Comments
Growing up I have these fond memories of my parents bringing us to Mario’s pizzeria. I could not tell you where it was anymore, I just remember it being one of those foods we all loved. It was not something we had very often. I remember the cheese, which seemed to stretch for miles, the aroma of the pizza parlor and time spent with family. Over the years, my memories of pizza have changed. With the advent of corporate pizza chains who delivered and frozen pizzas, it went from being one of…Read more
As adults, sometimes what inspires us are things that are deep and reflective. Other times, it is something that brings us back to our childhood, something simple like a kid’s book. Recently, at our Pizza & Spirituality Chat Night, I read a Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hears A Who, to those who gathered to eat my first attempt at homemade pizza. If you have not read this book, do so or some of what is in my heart this morning may not make complete sense. There are a couple of things I love…Read more
Last week I was addressing how I’ve sought approval and affirmation from others. This week I’m addressing when I say “Yes” but want to say “No”.
Then – 4/2/2004
“Journal question – Do I say “Yes” when I want to say “No”? What happens to my ability to manage my life when I do this?
It isn’t until I’ve said yes and then I am fully involved in something that I realize how stressful everything is…Read more
Added by Dawn Sinnott on July 25, 2011 at 7:38am — No Comments
Last week I was noticing who has expressed concern about my behavior and the recognition of when my life is unmanageable. This week I’m addressing how I’ve sought approval and affirmation from others.
Then – 3/27/2004
“Journal question – How have I sought approval and affirmations from others?
I have always been in need of my parent’s approval. Even though I can be very independent, there’s…Read more
Added by Dawn Sinnott on July 25, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments
It's true, I pulled up to go with mom to a landscape appointment and there she was working on her garden, she added a few ladders and another shade cloth. I suppose this means business. Business. The woman had been out in her garden for 4 hours, I coaxed her inside with a nice cup of ice cold tea, to cool her off. *delicious currant tea that I picked up at the Coppell Farmer's Market Coppell, Texas*
She left her help in the garden, YES SHE HAD HELP. and off we go to our…
Added by Donelle Simmons on July 24, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments